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Title: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: popeye on April 12, 2011, 02:57:44 PM
Has anyone used this, a buddy ask me to make a beer akin to bud or miller in color. Would this work? Is there anything special to do because of the rice? This is only my 4th batch and I am making for someone so I don't want to screw it up.





BT
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: denny on April 12, 2011, 03:34:31 PM
I've never heard of the stuff, but it would seem to be what you need.
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: dbeechum on April 12, 2011, 03:43:55 PM
As for anything special - nope, you should be good. Just dump and stir. That's one of the beauties of extract.

One of my favorite recipes to give people right off the bat is the "Dead Simple Hefeweizen" (http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/dead-simple-hefeweizen) recipe (another brewer pointed out the idea to me - it is awesome). It takes advantage of the fact that Wheat DME has the right ratio of Wheat and Barley - so pour, stir, ferment
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: popeye on April 12, 2011, 06:22:50 PM
Thank you for the input, hope to brew it this weekend we will see how it turns out.




BT
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: weithman5 on April 12, 2011, 07:02:14 PM
i may have to try that dead simple hefe. i remember thinking that when i read your book. now get off my lazy ass and ...
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: Hokerer on April 12, 2011, 08:13:35 PM
i may have to try that dead simple hefe. i remember thinking that when i read your book. now get off my lazy ass and ...

Go for it.  And maybe, when you do, you can solve the "1.6 pound mystery" :)
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: skyler on April 15, 2011, 12:09:36 AM
I wouldn't try a lager for my first several batches, but maybe you could do a lager-like ale, like a cream ale, with that extract... Something 100% that DME up to about 1.048 and fermented with US-05 (with about 20 IBU worth of a neutral noble-type like Magnum or Mt. Hood at 60 min) would probably do the trick.
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: tomsawyer on April 15, 2011, 12:07:25 PM
I think the product has less value than buying regular extra-light DME and adding sugar as your adjunct.  Why pay $4/lb for rice sugar?  Its pretty well neutral.
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: popeye on April 15, 2011, 03:30:27 PM
I wouldn't try a lager for my first several batches, but maybe you could do a lager-like ale, like a cream ale, with that extract... Something 100% that DME up to about 1.048 and fermented with US-05 (with about 20 IBU worth of a neutral noble-type like Magnum or Mt. Hood at 60 min) would probably do the trick.

I plan on it being an ale, about 1.050 and ferment with Wyeast American Liquid Ale Yeast #1056, and Cascade at 60, 15, and 0.
I look forward to trying a lager as I grew up in Pottsville PA and drank Yuengling and like lagers.



BT
Title: Re: American Style DME (barley & rice mixed)
Post by: b-hoppy on April 15, 2011, 05:21:34 PM
I'd brew that batch one time.  If you get any negative responses forget trying it again and brew something YOU like.  I wasted a lot of time when I first started brewing trying to please other people (the ones that drank industrial beers).  Not being the brightest  individual, this went on for some years and when I realized that to brew something that tasted essentially like nothing required a lot more equipment than I had, I finally gave up and brew IPA's.  I'm very happy. You may be doing this for other reasons so let it be and most of all HAVE FUN!